The Early Expectations for Kristaps Porzingis [AUDIO]
The 7-foot-3 wing Kristaps Porzingis was the 4th overall player drafted by the Knicks. What should our realistic expectations be right now?
"They’re looking at 20 to 24 minutes if he stays out of foul trouble," said Marc Berman of the New York Post. "He looked very good offensively [in the off-season]. He’s so agile. He started to rebound better, that is a big flaw in his game right now because he gets pushed around. He still could alter shots.
"The concern is defensively if he’s going to be able to hold his ground. There will be nights where he’s going to get overwhelmed by bigger, stronger, older players."
The Knicks originally received much criticism for selecting a young, 20-year old, overseas prospect. But after an impressive summer league, coupled by the fact that Porzingis added much weight in the off-season, many are starting to believe that he could be the star the Knicks had hoped within his first few years.
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